LinuxInsider: Only in America? Copyright Law Key to Global Free Software Model
May 18, 2006, 02:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Heather Meeker)
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"Open source development has always been an international
phenomenon. After all, the killer app of the movement--Linux --was
born in Finland, and the quintessential dual licensing business was
started in Sweden with mySQL. Companies like Red Flag have stepped
up in Asia to take Linux into double-byte territory.
"The very essence of collaborative development is to break free
from arbitrary or geographic barriers like the borders of the
nation-state. But attempts to internationalize free software
licensing--the legal paradigm as opposed to the development
model--have been less successful..."